Sinead O’Connor explains ‘wild ride’ that scared 4th husband away

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Sinead O’Connor has revealed a bit more about the wild Las Vegas drug hunt that contributed to the end of her 16-day marriage to substance-abuse counselor Barry Herridge.

The Irish singer on Monday announced the end of the relationship in a blog post that referred to ‘a wild ride’ she took her husband on just hours after their marriage to find weed ‘for me wedding night as I don’t drink.’ O’Connor explained, ‘My husband was enormously wounded and very badly effected by that experience.’

So what exactly happened there?

O’Connor elaborated to the British tabloid the Sun: ‘We ended up in a cab in some place that was quite dangerous.... I wasn’t scared — but he’s a drugs counselor. What was I thinking?’

What was she thinking indeed. But the story got even better.


‘Then I was handed a load of crack,’ O’Connor said. ‘Barry was very frightened — that kind of messed everything up a bit really.’

Loads of crack on one’s wedding night generally tends to complicate matters for anyone. Who can blame Herridge — who makes his living back in Dublin telling others to steer away from drugs — from wanting to run in the other direction?

O’Connor explained her feelings about the relationship in even more dramatic terms: ‘It felt like I was living in a coffin. It was going to be a coffin for both of us and I saw him crushed.’

But don’t worry: This whole episode has not gone without its lessons learned. O’Connor says she’s not planning to get married ever again. She’s not even planning to date anymore.

But will she ever announce a public search for sex on her blog again? Anything’s possible.


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